SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota government officials are scrambling to reach a consensus on rules around medical pot.
The rollout of the voter-passed law has been anything but smooth. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s office last week appeared to counter guidance from the Highway Patrol on medical marijuana ID cards issued by Native American tribes. Governor Kristi Noem’s administration and the Highway Patrol have said law enforcement officers should not honor Native American tribes’ medical marijuana ID cards if they are not issued to tribal members. Tim Bormann, chief of staff for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, had said the tribe’s ID cards are valid under state law because they are medically certified.
But on Friday, Ravnsborg issued a statement saying he agrees with the Highway Patrol’s stance.
Meanwhile, the Department of Education is trying to work past state lawmakers’ objections to its proposed rules for allowing students to use medical pot at school.